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Times Reader

Posted by Rich on April 1, 2007 in News, Technology |

I’m a little late to the party, but today I downloaded and tried Times Reader, the standalone application that downloads and displays the New York Times. At first blush, I like it a lot. It took a long time to download, mostly because it uses .NET 3.0, which I didn’t have on my XP machine […]

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Original Star Trek Gets Upgraded

Posted by Rich on September 16, 2006 in News |

Original Star Trek Gets Upgraded: “Kiss the miniature Enterprise model goodbye: CBS is releasing digitally remastered episodes of the beloved 1960s TV series. Will modern, computer-generated special effects leave fans beaming? My guess is no. Look at the backlash against George Lucas when he “updated’ Star Wars. (Via Wired News: Top Stories.)

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Law & Order & Muppets

Posted by Rich on July 25, 2006 in News |

Law & Order & Muppets: “ It’s not the same as an invisible Snuffleupagus, but there is something very exciting happening with Sesame Street. On August 14, a segment called ‘Law and Order Special Letters Unit’ will premiere, starting with ‘The Missing M.’ Hal Boedeker at the Orlando Sentinel reports that the actual cast voices […]

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Simpsons live-action video a marketing campaign

Posted by Rich on March 13, 2006 in News |

Simpsons live-action video a marketing campaign: ” This way cool live-action version of the opening sequence of The Simpsons might be a little less cool now that we know what it’s about. It turns out, the video is part of a viral marketing campaign by UK broadcasting network, Sky. The network and its ad agency […]

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The Torn-Up Credit Card Experiment

Posted by Rich on March 12, 2006 in News |

The Torn-Up Credit Card Experiment: “Chase issues a Mastercard to taped-up card applications for another address [via]’” This is not good. Apparently, this guy tried an experiment where he tried to mimic someone finding a credit card application in your trash and using it to get credit in your name. He tore up a credit […]

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Six Feet Under surfaces on Bravo

Posted by Rich on March 11, 2006 in News |

Six Feet Under surfaces on Bravo: Bravo has the exclusive rights to air all 63 episodes of the HBO hit series, Six Feet Under. Bravo says it’ll start airing the entire series sometime this year, possibly this fall, although the announcement doesn’t give an exact date. HBO refuses to say exactly how much the syndication […]

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Kids, Don’t Text And Drive

Posted by Rich on February 20, 2006 in News |

Severed arm found near accident still clutching cellphone Not that it’s proof of blame or anything but a woman recently veered her truck into the median, over-corrected, and then flipped her vehicle several times before coming to rest — minus her cellphone which was found still clutched in the hand of her severed arm nearby. […]

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